Access conditions for the 3rd cycle for students with a diploma obtained in the European Union (outside Belgium)

For all admissions to doctorates for the 2019-2020 academic year, the steps are the following:

Check if you meet the CONDITIONS

If so, complete the online form and download your documents in PDF format before 11 June 2020.

The 3rd cycle is the highest level of university studies.It consists of:

  • doctoral training, leading to a certificate of research training
  • work related to the preparation of a thesis and its defence, resulting in the academic grade of doctor

Check if you meet the conditions

1.  You need to be the bearer of a diploma that provides access to the cycle requested.

(decree 7 November 2013, art. 107 to 119 - "non-resident" decree 16 June 2006) Furthermore, your possible previous academic background in higher education cannot be in violation with the decree of 11 April 2014, art. 5.

Access to 3rd-cycle studies is reserved to students with a Masters diploma (2nd cycle or equivalent) obtained after 5 years of study (300 credits/ECTS).

2.  Your previous results must be sufficient

You must have a university higher education diploma from the 2nd cycle demonstrating at least 300 credits with at least 14/20 over your 2nd cycle studies.

You can submit your application for a 3rd cycle if you have:

  • a thesis project
  • the written agreement of a thesis supervisor

To find a thesis supervisor, you will need to consult the search directory on the federal science policy website.

We also advise you to consult the general regulation of the doctorate.

For additional information:

Complete the online form and download your documents in PDF before 11 June 2019

If you meet the above mentioned conditions, you can complete the online form.

Warning and advice before using the online form

Online form


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